Artfully Designed and Crafted Boats since 1978
Plans and Kits
Start with our precision CNC-cut hull kits and build out from there. For the adventurous woodsmith, we have plans available to guide you through a build you can truly call your own.
Devlin Custom Built Boats
Sam and his team of top-notch craftsmen can design and build the boat of your dreams. Literally. Dream it up, and they can deliver it in every detail.
Devlin Designing Boatbuilders
2424 Gravelly Beach Loop NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Downloaded Plans Purchasers! Read this first.
First time product offering – The Bundle Package – Candlefish 13 and the Oolichan 13 downloadable construction plans together for one low price!
January 2022 Plans Sale! 25 % off all downloadable construction plans.
Dynamo Too 45 study plans include 4 pages showing both a motorsailer and powerboat version of this ocean going cruiser, inspired by the designs of the late Bill Garden.
The Shanty 36 gives houseboat living space in a boat’s hull because of the pram design – new – one page study plan now available.
At last a website page dedicated to the backyard home boatbuilder! Over the years we’ve seen builds of Sam’s designs from 7 feet to 54 feet. Plans have now been purchased in over 90 countries worldwide!
Explore the many wonderful home and professional builds of Devlin Boats from around the world. And watch day by day photo documentation of shop builds.
The Candlefish 16 is a burdensome fishing skiff. Deep and seaworthy, it is wonderfully suited to life in our changeable weather and strong tides.
The Polliwog is a great entry into wooden boat building! With the Polliwog, we offer the amateur builder the opportunity to build a lightweight and strong dinghy or tender.
Rowing & Paddling
About Devlin Boat Builders
This is where we encompass over forty years of focused development on a wide range of designs and the boating experiences they deliver, a uniquely evolved set of techniques to ensure a high quality, enduring vessel, and a sense of classic nautical design that manages to anchor in tradition while bringing the best of modern technology into your next boat.
Also, we invite you to register on the site and join the Devlin family discussion as we all find our way into the best of boating experiences on a Devlin designed boat.